Clarification Rant

Jonathon Suggs jsuggs at
Fri Jun 8 17:25:11 CEST 2007

Well since this was supposed to be available back in March, there was no 
immediate need.  Now the pressure (for me) is starting to build.  So it 
is more of a question of I've been waiting for ~3 months now and there 
is still no idea of when it is going to actually become available.

Yes, I could go out and buy a cheap phone today.  But then the Neo could 
be out tomorrow and I would have wasted my money.  But its not even a 
money issue for me.  Its a lack of communication issue.  The original 
date was March.  Sean clearly explained why they had to push back the 
date, but only said that new devices would be out "soon."  Then there 
was another production run and we all thought that THAT was going to be 
when they were available...but there were issues and we got bumped back 
to "soon" again.  LCD shortages, bad production runs, whats next?  Are 
they are going to scrap the GTA-01's in favor of ramping up production 
lines for the GTA-02 (since that will possibly be the mass-market 
hardware) but at a few months delay?

So while I'm complaining, I'm also appreciative of the information that 
has been passed down to us.  However, that doesn't erase the fact that 
they set a date and missed it only to be followed up with a "soon" 
response.  It would be different if they had just said that it would be 
available in 2007, but to set an exact date then not come through?  Then 
not even give a follow up just seems a little "off" to me.

So I know that I'm sounding really down on Sean and the bunch and that 
isn't my sentiment.  I'm excited about what the platform has the 
potential to do.  But its just deflating to see it "failing" at such an 
early point in the development cycle...I guess my optimism can only last 
so long.  I guess what I'm getting at is if they can't get something out 
the door now (when it is arguably the most important time for the 
platform) then what is the future going to be like?  I'm going to have 
to see some MAJOR progress to get my hopes back up to where they were 
when I first heard about and started following the project.

Luit van Drongelen wrote:
> Well, if you can't live without a mobile phone until the Neo with WiFi
> comes available, why not buy a temporary 25 buck phone? That's what
> I'm doing now... 

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